Lik – Misanthropic Breed (Review)

Lik - Misanthropic BreedLik are a Swedish death metal band and this is their third album.

Following on from 2018’s hugely enjoyable Carnage, Lik, (Featuring members of Witchery and Katatonia), now return with another 40 minutes of bloodsoaked material. Continue reading “Lik – Misanthropic Breed (Review)”

Carnation – Where Death Lies (Review)

Carnation - Where Death LiesThis is the second album from Belgian death metallers Carnation.

Having really enjoyed 2018’s Chapel of Abhorrence, it’s with high expectations that I turned to Where Death Lies. It turns out they the band have exceeded these expectations with ease. Continue reading “Carnation – Where Death Lies (Review)”

Live Burial – Unending Futility (Review)

Live Burial - Unending FutilityThis is the second album from Live Burial, a death metal band from the UK.

Featuring current and ex-members of Horrified, Live Burial play old-school death metal, and Unending Futility provides 41 minutes of engaging material for fans of the style to lose themselves in. Continue reading “Live Burial – Unending Futility (Review)”

Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (Review)

Rogga Johansson - Entrance to the OtherwhereRogga Johansson is a Swedish death metal legend and this is his second solo album.

Rogga Johansson is a man of many bands – listing groups like Paganizer, Down Among the Dead Men, and Echelon only scratches the surface. Not content with his many, many projects, he also has this eponymously named new album. As you would expect, it’s death metal, pure and undiluted. Continue reading “Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (Review)”

Burial Remains – Trinity of Deception (Review)

Burial Remains - Trinity of DeathBurial Remains are a death metal band from Germany/the Netherlands, and this is their debut album.

Across a mere 25 minutes Burial Remains tear out Swedish-styled old-school death metal like it never went out of fashion. Hell, as far as I’m concerned, it never did. Continue reading “Burial Remains – Trinity of Deception (Review)”

Refusal – Epitome of Void (Review)

Refusal - Epitome of VoidRefusal are a Finnish death metal band and this is their second album.

Here we have 32 minutes of old-school death metal mixed with elements of grind and hardcore. It’s nasty, savage, and packs a mean punch. Entombed and Napalm Death are your reference points here, along with bands like Rotten Sound, Crawl, and Lik. Continue reading “Refusal – Epitome of Void (Review)”

Eteritus – Order of Death (Review)

Eteritus - Order of DeathThis is the second album from Polish deathmetallers Eteritus.

Sucker for Scandinavian-styled death metal that I am, I really enjoyed 2016’s Following the Ancient Path, so when I saw this new slab of filth appear I knew I had to give it a listen. Continue reading “Eteritus – Order of Death (Review)”

Hell to Pay – Bliss (Review)

Hell to PayHell to Pay are a US hardcore band and this is their debut album.

Here we have 29 minutes of hardcore mixed with elements of metal, grindcore, death metal, and crust. About a third of the running time is taken up by the last track, leaving most of the other songs as Continue reading “Hell to Pay – Bliss (Review)”

Ovakner – Ar/Lume (Review)

OvaknerOvakner are a Spanish death/crust band and this is their debut EP.

Mixing old-school death metal with a firm helping of crust and some quite emotive elements, this is an energetic and filthy slab of crushing aggression and surprising depth.

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Ligæder – Fordøjet Levende (Review)

LigæderLigæder are a Danish death metal band and this is their debut EP.

This is ugly, rotting, primitive music that has a blackened crusty aspect to it alongside the crushing death metal onslaught that is the band’s main mode of delivery. Continue reading “Ligæder – Fordøjet Levende (Review)”